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RE: Build Your Own Travel Trailer

Landscape trailers will likely lack the frame strength you will need. I know someone who built their own and they used a enclosed car hauler. If you can afford this route, you will have the strength and it will last a very long time.
trailer_newbe 09/06/19 10:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Propane pigtails leaking

Pig tails leak a lot more than you might think. They like to leak where the brass fitting transitions to the rubber hose (either end). The worst pig tails are the ones that you can actually turn the hose independent of the brass fitting. I try to find pig tails that are very tight in this area, because it they aren’t they will be leakers down the road.
trailer_newbe 09/06/19 10:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Difficulty getting the tow ball to release from hitch

Simple solution that works 100% of the time. Leave one of your WDH bars connected to the hitch but DISCONNECTED from the trailer. Use the bar as leverage to shake the hitch back and fourth using your arm to rock it. As you raise the hitch it will slide off.
trailer_newbe 08/20/19 08:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Equal-izer Hitch Bars

Our 28RL is in that 600lb tung weight range (dry) and we are closer to 1,000 lbs. or maybe a little more. I went with the 1,000 Equalizer bars because I want things to flex. No point making the ride uncomfortable and no reason to stress the trailer. Going with a hitch that is rated well above what you will be towing simply causes stresses to occur elsewhere, whether in the cab, or on the trailer frame. Buy a WDH for what your trailer is rated for and don’t go above because it does not add a safety factor. My neighbor has a 28’ Sonoma that is a little heavier than ours towing with the same truck. He’s been using an 800 lbs. WDH for six years and he really likes it.
trailer_newbe 08/13/19 09:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: My set up and TT length

Today’s 1/2 tons are better than ever and you should be fine. I personally did not like towing our 28RL (33.5’ overall length). The main issue was cross winds and big rigs passing me on the highway. The 1/2 ton (Tundra CrewMax w/ tow package) just got pushed around, rather than the Truck controlling the trailer. I also didn’t like the lack of torque in a gas engine when towing grades. Just my thoughts...
trailer_newbe 08/06/19 07:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: just booked labor day (and got a site)

We booked last Labor Day to get a site for this Labor Day
trailer_newbe 07/29/19 07:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: What can happen without enough tongue weight?

It’s obvious it was not out of control sway because the trailer is in alignment with the truck which almost never happens. Usually its a jack knife arrangement and sometimes a roll over. Moderator, it is time to lock this thread.
trailer_newbe 07/28/19 05:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Maximum length for 1500

Our trailer is a 28’ with an overall length of 33.5’. GVW of the trailer was about 8,500 lbs and tung weight was about 700-750 lbs. Towed it with our Tundra CrewMax, which had a max CCC of 1,387 lbs and a GVW of 10,400 lbs. We were always over on the cargo by a few hundred but fine on the GVW. Towed it about 5 times, including several 4-5 hour trips and it went ok, but never any real challenging terrain. Cross winds was the biggest issue. I knew we had a trip coming up through Salt River Canyon (Az) and I defiantly was not looking forward to it. Ended up trading up to a RAM 3/4 ton with the Cummins Diesel (2018). Salt River Canyon was a piece of cake, never looking back.
trailer_newbe 07/28/19 05:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Shock question. Please point me in the right direction

Had Bilsteins on my Tundra and they were awesome. For my 2500 Cummins RAM I went with Rancho 9000XL with the adjustable dampening knob. Haven’t done a camping trip yet but one is right around the corner. We shall see.
trailer_newbe 07/19/19 07:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: AUDI Q5 for towing

Need to know your cargo carrying capacity of the Q5. Max tow weight does not mean much without knowing the CCC of the vehicle.
trailer_newbe 07/19/19 06:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tow Vehicle Tire Pressure

trailer_newbe 07/18/19 07:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: All Aluminum RVs

Look at commodity prices and look at who makes aluminum Trailers. Now look at the price tag.
trailer_newbe 07/17/19 09:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tow Vehicle Tire Pressure

“”You, DON'T account for heat. The engineers have already done that. You always set them cold. If they are at correct pressure, the heat buildup is normal. Now, if one gets low that will create excess heat that can raise the pressure to the point of a blowout. Mark”” I do not agree. The manufacturer list the MAX pressure on their side wall. Granted they usually say cold, but anyone who thinks they engineered all road temperature conditions, I have a bridge across the Grand Canyon I’ll sell you. Set to 80 PSI then drive through Yuma on a 120 degree day, bad idea. I’ve aired to 80 PSI then hit the road and observed 86 PSI, which I’m good with, but where I live the temperature (and more importantly) the asphalt gets so hot it starts to melt. You can’t just air to max (cold) and take off, because you need to compensate for the time of year and where you are heading.
trailer_newbe 07/17/19 09:09pm Travel Trailers

As the trailer cools down the Dometic will switch to the next lower fan speed. As the trailer heats up it advances to the next higher speed. This is normal operation.
trailer_newbe 07/17/19 08:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tow Vehicle Tire Pressure

When you air them up to their max, remember to account for heat. Aired mine to 77 PSI (rated for 80 PSI max). Coming back from a camping trip the display showed they were 88 PSI. Pulled over and lowered to 80 PSI. Account for heat!!!
trailer_newbe 07/14/19 07:26pm Travel Trailers
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